Handmade Christmas Ornament Exchange

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I participated in a handmade ornament exchange that was hosted by Arkansas Women Bloggers. This is the third year for the exchange and I received my package a few weeks ago. Just look at that cute package! You just know you in for a treat when you get something like that! And best of all… 

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What did I let go of this year?

What did I let go of this year! This year I let go of worry. I am a habitual worrier. I worry about everything. I had SO MUCH going on this year that I knew worrying would only make it worse. I learned to let go out of necessity and I am so glad. With… 

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Have I been unfair to anyone?

Have I been unfair to anyone? Probably the person I am most unfair to is my husband. Sometimes I intentionally do things that bother him just because I know they bother him. Sometimes I take advantage of his love and commitment to me and I treat him like crap when he doesn’t deserve it. I… 

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How have I procrastinated?

How have I procrastinated? My friend Gina and I decided earlier in the year that we were going to do a craft fair booth together. Well…we never did. One thing or another got in the way. Laziness set in and I just put of getting ready for it. We are currently making plans to do… 

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Who made me feel the best this year?

Who made me feel the best this year? Richie – Richie doesn’t always succeed but he always tries really hard to make me feel good and feel good about myself. He is my absolute best friend and the first person I turn to when I need to feel better. Mom – my mom always seems… 

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When did I feel most creatively inspired?

When did I feel most creatively inspired? There have been several times this year that I have felt creatively inspired. First, I am fortunate enough to teach art and I am inspired by my students on a daily basis. Some days more so than others… but if I truly look, it happens every day. I… 

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What happened this year that made everything just a little bit better?

What happened this year that made every thing just a little bit better? Over the last year or so I felt as if the relationship between me and my husband has really grown and changed. We are closer, we talk more easily and we truly enjoy spending time together. We have always been that way… 

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Where am I feeling stuck?

Where am I feeling stuck? This is a tough question! The thing that immediately pops into my mind is my job…but let me explain. First, I absolutely love what I do. I love teaching art, I love seeing kids get excited over creating things, I love hanging out with kids all day and helping them… 

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What did I do that made my life easier this year?

What did I do that made my life easier this year? I am an art teacher. For many year I taught k-12 art in a small school district. I taught 40 minute classes and may have had kindergarten one period, followed by and advanced high school class, followed by a class of third graders. In… 

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Who did I struggle most with this year?

Who did I struggle most with this year? I think I struggled most with myself. While I can be my biggest advocate at times I can also be my biggest enemy. Most of the time I am the source of my own undoing. I am participating in my friend Jacqueline’s #endofyearbang challenge. Join us!

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When did I have the most joy this year?

This is a pretty tough question because I am a pretty joyful person! I always find the joy in things – even when things are rough and unexpected there is joy somewhere. So instead of picking one I’m going to make a list of things that immediately come to mind. In no particular order: 1…. 

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